Post Profile

Writing the Crime Scene: Guns

An article about myths, misconceptions and common mistakes when crime authors write about guns. Column by Repo Kempt Your story opens with a female detective kicking in the front door of a drug dealer's house. She points her gun into the darkness of the entryway. Wait! What kind of a gun is it? Is it a Beretta 92FS pistol? Or is it a Mossberg 500 Tactical Tri-Rail Forend shotgun? How many times can she shoot before it needs to be reloaded? Will the muzzle flare light up the hallway when she fires? Throwing firearms into your fiction can raise lots of questions.
read more


Related Posts

REASON TV: Q&A with Farmageddon’s director Kristin Canty. “Guns drawn, a SWAT team kicks in the do…

US Politics / Conservative : Instapundit

REASON TV: Q&A with Farmageddon’s director Kristin Canty. “Guns drawn, a SWAT team kicks in the door of a private business. Are the cops there for drug dealers? Mafia mobsters? Terrorists? No, the long arm of the law is out for the ...

NRA-backed restrictions on compiling gun sales records need to change

Business & Finance : Money & Co

When police recover a gun from a crime scene, they usually check with the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to determine the weapon’s history — who made it, who bought it from whom and when. But because of ...

Indiana man claims he fired gun at fleeing black man to keep him from being hit by car

News : The Raw Story

A white Indiana man claims he was only trying to help an intoxicated black man — and then defend himself — by pointing a gun at him and then firing a warning shot. Brian Oedzes, of Dyer, was charged last week with a hate crime and a...

Writing Tips: Guns, Bullets And Shooting With J. Daniel Sawyer

Arts / Writing : The Creative Penn

I write thrillers so I need to have guns and shoot-em-up scenes. I also like crime novels, action movies and cop shows. But I’m British and it’s illegal to shoot guns as a civilian here. They don’t feature in everyday life and even ...

ABC News Puts Gun Dealer in Cross Hairs

US Politics / Conservative : NewsBusters

If you are a major network and want to 'target' gun owners and gun dealers in a story, what would you do? Why you would write a story about a gun dealer offering a steep discount on firearms for college students, and then only int...


Copyright © 2016 Regator, LLC